Imams want FG to arrest CAN President


The Council of Imams and Ulama, Kaduna State, has called for the arrest of President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Dr. Samson Ayokunle over inflammatory comments over Southern Kaduna killings.

The clerics also want the Senator representing Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone, Senator Danjuma La’ah and the President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, Dr. Musa Solomon arrested for their alleged roles in encouraging killings in the area, reports Daily Trust

The Imams made the call at a briefing by the Chairman and Secretary General, Sheikh Abubakar Babantune, and Aminu Ibrahim

They said that the inflammatory utterances of religious and political leaders in the area had led to the “merciless massacre of hundreds of Hausa/Fulani Muslims in the area.”

The council, citing several newspaper publications, accused them of whipping up sentiments through falsehood and encouraging residents to take up arms against each other.

They blamed the government for failing to punish perpetrators of past crises in the area, who were indicted but allowed to go scot-free.

The council cited such people to include Zamani Lekwot and five others, who were found guilty and sentenced to death by Justice Okigbo tribunal over the Zangon Kataf crises.

However, Senator Laah responded promptly, saying the call for his arrest and others by the Imans and Ulama of Kaduna State was a ploy to cover their (Ulamas) fear and shame resulting from the cruelty meted out to Southern Kaduna people by those they mentored.

Speaking on behalf of Senator Laah, his legislative aide, media and public relations, Mr Balla Duniya, said: “They are afraid and too ashamed to own up and face the horror and cruelty terrorists herdsmen, who may have been mentored by the Ulamas, carried out.
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